Not at all. It's always unknown. Nobody expected labour to get so close in 2017 eitherWe did see it. Everybody saw it. It was the most intensive campaign against a single party leader ever. All the right wing press was full of it day after day, from the day Corbyn became leader. Even the Guardian ran anti Corbyn rants (its under new "management" and is not the paper it was.The main objection (besides the intense Corbyn hate campaign) was that Labour was looking at the bigger picture, but were being told that the agenda was impossible, in the same way (and by the same people) they were being told that brexit was the golden future.
Massive lies in both cases. People need to think for themselves and not read the Daily Mail.
Are you sure that you and I are living in the same country? I don't know what media you were looking at but I damn sure wasn't seeing it, everything I saw was hailing Corbyn as the new messiah and Brexit was going to be the end of civilisation.
Or is it more likely you were seeing what you wanted to see so you didn't have to accept the reality that you are of a minority view and that most people around you don't want to live under the same circumstances as you do. It sounds to me like you are part of the same champagne socialist bubble as the metropolitan elites living in London and working for the BBC etc. I suspect while you profess marxist views you actually live very comfortably thanks to a capitalist system and Thatcherite policies. Am I wrong or do you actually live in a small council house struggling to get by and wearing a donkey jacket when you visit the working mens club?